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September 17th

Wapakoneta finishes WBL regular season at 9-0

September 17, 2013

Sports Editor

History was made Monday on the Rotary Courts at Wapakoneta High School.

The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity girls tennis team completed their first ever unbeaten season in Western Buckeye League matches, as their 5-0 win Monday over Van Wert in the WBL finale moved the Redskins’ league record to 9-0, clinching the WBL regular season title.

Wapak had previously outright won (at 7-0 in 1980 and 1981) or tied for the WBL regular season title but never with a 9-0 record.

Wapakoneta rallies past Celina for WBL win, 2-1

September 17, 2013

Sports Editor

A promise fulfilled in the second half gave the Wapakoneta Redskins an important 2-1 win Monday over the Celina Bulldogs in Western Buckeye League varsity boys soccer action at Ryan Field.

The loss was Celina’s first of the season in WBL play.

Wapak varsity coach Keith Rambin explained his halftime promise.

“I made the promise at halftime: I told the players that if they start possessing the ball, they’ll get more shots,” Rambin said.

The Redskins did just so.

Wapakoneta routs Van Wert in WBL finale, 159-181

September 17, 2013

Sports Editor

The Wapakoneta Redskins ended their Western Buckeye League schedule Monday with a 159-181 win over the Van Wert Cougars at Hickory Sticks Golf Course in Van Wert.

The win moved Wapak to 7-2 overall in the WBL, good for second place, and gave Wapak a three-match win streak in WBL play.

Redskins beat Celina by 8 strokes, 189-197

September 17, 2013

Sports Editor

Wapakoneta senior Shelby Kohler shot a season-low for nine holes Monday in her team’s 189-197 win Monday against the Celina Bulldogs at Fox’s Den Golf Course in Celina.

Kohler parred the last five holes en route to a 39, earning match medalist honors.

“Shelby had a great night,” Wapak varsity coach Dawn West said Monday. “She was in control of her swing the entire round even on the holes she made bogey. She has really been a great leader for our team this season.”

Allen East tops Waynesfield-Goshen in 4 games

September 17, 2013

From staff reports

The Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers dropped a non-league match, 3-1, to the Allen East Mustangs on Monday in varsity volleyball action.

W-G won the first game but then lost the next three.

Monday’s scores were 22-25, 25-10, 25-22 and 25-22.

The loss put W-G’s overall record at 2-10.

The Tigers will continue their season Thursday with a Northwest Central Conference match against the Riverside Pirates.

W-G is 2-1 in the NWCC.

September 16th

Zofkie 5th, girls 20th of 27; Boys place 22nd out of 33

September 16, 2013

From staff reports

Wapakoneta freshman Allie Zofkie placed fifth overall out of 177 runners Saturday in the Galion Cross Country Festival at Amann’s Reservoir Park.

Her finish scored four points for Wapak, as the Redskins took 20th place out 27 teams in the Division I meet, totaling 570 points.

Rounding out of the scoring for Wapak were Nicole King (132nd; 23:13.8), Morgan Miller (145th; 24:10.3), Summer Griner (148th; 24:18.2) and Megan Watt (149th; 24:25.7).

Floras shine for Botkins at Eaton meet

September 16, 2013

From staff reports

Botkins’ Chloe Flora ran the sixth-fastest time in school history Saturday at the Eaton Invitational.

Her time of 19 minutes, 47 seconds placed her fourth overall in the race, as the Trojans finished 10th out of 12 teams.

Bethany Christman (41st; 22:57), Corinne Woodruff (70th; 24:16), Mackenzie Brown (72nd; 24:21) and Tayler Weatherhead (73rd; 24:21) rounded out Botkins’ scoring five.

Lakota Running Hawk (78th; 24:41) and Abbey Johnson (84th; 25:07) also ran for Botkins.

Trojans end losing streak against Falcons

September 16, 2013

From staff reports

The Botkins Trojans ended a six-match losing streak Saturday with a 3-0 win over the Riverside Pirates in a non-league varsity volleyball match in Botkins.

The match scores Saturday were 25-12, 25-17 and 25-20.

Allison Guckes led Botkins with 23 digs.

Blake Maurer notched 13 assists.

Denise Schwartz posted 10 kills, while Sami Vehorn added nine.

The win put Botkins’ record at 3-8 overall.

The Trojans will host the Houston Wildcats on Tuesday in a Shelby County Athletic League match.

Tigers run at Ottawa-Glandorf Invitational

September 16, 2013

From staff reports

The Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers ran in Ottawa on Saturday at the Blue/Gold Invitational hosted by Ottawa-Glandorf.

W-G took 18th place out of 21 teams in the boys Gold division, comprised of small schools.

In 78th place overall, Stephen Hayes led W-G with a time of 19 minutes, 43.7 seconds.

Levi Miller (88th; 19:52.2) and Matt Motter (92nd; 19:58) were closely behind for the Tigers.

Jordan McKinney (102nd; 20:11.6) and Alyn Begley (108th; 20:20.3) finished W-G’s scoring five.

W-G drops non-league match to Fairlawn, 3-0

September 16, 2013

From staff reports

The Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers dropped a 3-0 decision Saturday to the Fairlawn Jets in a non-league varsity volleyball match.

Fairlawn won by scores of 25-12, 25-11 and 25-18.

The loss moved W-G to 2-9 overall this season.

The Tigers will play a road match tonight against the Allen East Mustangs in non-league action.

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